Category Archives: 2011

Vienna: Housing is a Human Right, 3/21/2019

Vienna: Housing is a Human Right Vienna: Housing is a Human Right by the German DGB Union, 3/21/19 Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and … Continue reading

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Housing as a Human Right by Arnold Kunzli, 1990 Bern Peace Week, June 2003

The human right of housing is subverted by the right of speculation. When speculation is unbridled, sharks are protected against the sardinsardines. This article by the Swiss emeritus professor Arnold Kunzli is translated from the German in Neue Wege. Housing … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch

The Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch, February 2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/03/437301.shtml Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. The increasingly unequal income- and wealth distribution is the result of a … Continue reading

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Lawrence Felinghetti turns 100

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Capitalism and democracy: what if we have it backwards? by Sheri Berman

by Sheri Berman, March 11, 2019 https://www.socialeurope.eu/capitalism-and-democracyFor most on the left the story of the last decades goes something like this. During the postwar era the ‘primacy of politics’ was the rule:

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Spring forward on March 10 – with Bernie!

The head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Univ said Trump may be in pre-dementia – unable to finish a sentence without drifting off into distraction. The people ahead of the government change their minds. The 245 Democratic votes to revoke … Continue reading

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Public Good or Private Wealth

Public Good or Private Wealthby Werner Raza and Willy Sabautski http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/03/437227.shtml Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, summarizes the interests of Oxfam International in a few sentences:The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not … Continue reading

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“TEN YEARS AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRASH”

“Ten Years after the Financial Crash” by Rudolf Hickel, Dec 2018https://medium.com/@marcbatko/ten-years-after-the-financial-crash-by-rudolf-hickel-4d41d0aee728 How mainstream economics dealt with the crisis For the first time,  the connections and consequences of speculative capitalism dominating the real economy were made visible.

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“Capitalism is Responsible for Your Depressing Office Building” https://www.thenation.com/article/capitalism-is-responsible-for-your-depressing-office-building/

Over a century ago, John Ruskin predicted how ugly and inhuman industrialized capitalism would become. By Chris Gelardi

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Video: David Harvey explains the “Crisis of Capitalism,” RSA Animate, 2010, 11 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hgszeNb8wU more at www.freembtranslations.net, www.grin.com, www.openculture.com, www.onthecommons.org, and www.therealnews.com

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